Have you been to the toothpaste aisle lately? I almost called it the toothpaste isle.
We have so many options for toothpaste they take up a whole island.
For me, the endless choice doesn’t stop at toothpaste. It extends to all topics of interest.
When I hear about something new and interesting I can’t just observe it from a distance. I have to be part of it. Then it becomes an obsession.
Take the Rubik’s cube, for example. There was a time a few years ago when it got quite competitive around here. It was the freaking Rubik’s Cube Olympics with bragging rights going to the person with the fastest time. Cubes and notes about cubes were laying all about. Houseguests thought we were a little bit strange, always fiddling with our cubes.
Yesterday, I learned about a group of people who compete in memory games. They have trained themselves to have superior memory. Now I need to master that superpower too. So I will be buying an instructional book from Amazon and building my “memory palace”.
That is, until the next optional area of interest comes along.
There is just not enough time in the day to try every type of toothpaste on toothpaste island.